November 2017

Grindr pervert, 24, is snared by paedophile hunters after arranging to meet a boy, 15, near Chicken Cottage for sex

A pervert was snared by online paedophile hunters trying to meet a schoolboy for sex in Newcastle’s China Town.

Dawid Rozycki had struck up conversation with what he thought was a 15-year-old on social networking site Grindr but was in fact chatting to members of Dark Justice.

A court was told the 24-year-old quickly started sending sexually explicit messages to the ‘boy’, despite being told his age.

On one occasion, Rozycki asked the teen to send him a picture of his genitals and, when he refused, he sent the boy of photo of his, prosecutors said.

Over the next few days, more messages were exchanged, with Rozycki asking the ‘victim’ if he wanted sex, magistrates heard.

Despite again being told the teenager’s age, the pervert arranged to meet the boy near Chicken Cottage, in China Town, in Newcastle City Centre, but was instead confronted by members of Dark Justice.

It is not suggested the fast food outlet had any connections with Rozycki or his actions. 

Now, Rozycki, of Clifton Avenue, Billingham, in Teesside, is facing a jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to meet a boy under 16 following grooming.

During a hearing at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court, prosecutor Laura Lax said the co-owner of Dark Justice set-up the fake profile of a 15-year-old boy on Grindr on May 24 this year.

Rozycki first contacted the boy by sending a message saying ‘Hey’ and a conversation started.

Miss Lax said: ‘The defendant asked if the boy wanted fun. Dark Justice replied saying he was only 15. The defendant’s response was did he want to come and play with him and asked for his phone number.’

Magistrates were told texts were later exchanged but Rozycki’s messages soon turned sexual.

Ms Lax added: ‘The defendant wanted the boy to send him a picture of his penis. Dark Justice refused to do so but the defendant sent a picture of his penis.

‘Dark Justice said again that he was only 15. The defendant continued to talk about his penis.’

Rozycki arranged to meet the teen on May 30 but was confronted by members of Dark Justice, who had called the police.

The prosecutor said, because of the sexual images exchanged and that Rozycki had intended penetrative sexual activity to take place, the case should be sent to the crown court for sentence.

Sophie Cohen, defending, said full mitigation would be put forward at the sentencing hearing.

Magistrates released Rozycki on unconditional bail to next appear at Newcastle Crown Court for sentence on December 22.  

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